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June 28, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Montgomery County under Hyperthermia Alert Beginning Monday at Noon 

Montgomery County is under a Hyperthermia Alert from noon-7 p.m. Monday. A Hyperthermia Alert is issued by the county when temperatures/heat index is forecast to be at least 95 degrees, according to the county. This creates a “hazardous situation in which heat-stroke and heat exhaustion are likely.” County Emergency Management and Homeland Security cautions residents […]

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May 25, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

All Lanes Open Following Rockville Pike Water Main Break

Repairs are complete and all lanes are open after a 64-year-old water main broke Monday on Rockville Pike by Strathmore Avenue in front of Georgetown Prep High School. Southbound Rockville Pike was closed to thru traffic at Edson Lane after the pipe broke close to 5 p.m., Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief […]

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April 19, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

More Than $640,000 Awarded to County Environmental Projects 

More than $640,000 in grant funding has been awarded to 15 environmental projects in Montgomery County, officials announced Sunday. “Great start to #EarthWeek!” County Executive Marc Elrich wrote on Twitter. “These awards provide funds directly to Montgomery County organizations and communities for projects that will help clean our air and water,” County Department of Environmental […]

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December 2, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Man Rescued After ATV Capsizes in Potomac River

A man was rescued Tuesday morning after his ATV capsized on the Potomac River, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer. He was suffering from hypothermia and was taken to a hospital, Piringer told MyMCMedia. The man was apparently operating an amphibious ATV, which is more suitable for still-water, like a […]

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September 10, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Flooding Causes Road Closures, Leaves Cars Stranded in Montgomery County

Montgomery County is under a Flash Flood Warning until 6:45 p.m. Thursday due to huge afternoon downpours. Affected areas include Bethesda, Kensington and Aspen Hill. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer said that downcounty was most affected by rain and flooding, causing roads like Beach Drive to close. Montgomery Parks alerted […]

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July 22, 2020 | Isabel Cleary

Ride On Offering Riders Bottles of Water, Free Fares, and Buses for Cooling

Ride On buses are offering water to riders throughout the heatwave. In addition, multiple buses are available for people to cool down in if cooling centers become too crowded. Face masks are still required for those riding the bus. All Ride On buses have bottles of water available for our customers during this heat wave, […]

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August 26, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs Affected by Toxic Algae

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) has detected high levels of blue-green algae in the T. Howard Duckett and Triadelphia Reservoirs as of August 21. WSSC drinking water has not been affected, but recreational water areas should be avoided.  Visitors to the Duckett Reservoir in Laurel should: Avoid all recreational water. If contacted, rinse off immediately […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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March 21, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Kensington, Silver Spring Residents May Experience Discolored Water

Water in Silver Spring and Kensington may be discolored for residents, but according to officials, it’s still safe to drink. However, they advise against doing laundry with discolored water. The Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission (WSSC) said on Twitter Wednesday that the areas are experiencing “ongoing water main maintenance.” WSSC tweeted, “Crews are flushing fire hydrants […]

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